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The NonTraditional Life: What’s a nontrad? (continued)

The NonTraditional Life: What’s a nontrad? (continued)

Al Fairchild, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2011


Filed under The Non-traditional Life

I was expanding my original list of “Ways to Recognize a Non-trad” when Jenni Heinrich, who writes the column above this one, saw my ideas and asserted that I was only writing about “old” non-trads. She was right. Non-trads come in a variety of flavors—old, young, tall, short, male, female…...

The NonTraditional Life: How to give back to Lakeland

The NonTraditional Life: How to give back to Lakeland

Al Fairchild, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2011


Filed under The Non-traditional Life

Danny Spatchek, Editor-in-Chief of the Mirror, stopped in while I was writing one of my columns. “You’re just having too much fun with this,” he said, “and that’s not right.” “Besides,” he continued, “I hear you’re ruffling some feathers among the faculty and the Muskie fans...

Value Lakeland friends while you can

September 29, 2011


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It’s easy to lose track of the number of times you hear people call Lakeland a “special place.” But, like all good things in life, it’s easy to take such a place for granted. The same rings true of the bonds we form here. Jack Schoemer, Lakeland’s director of human resources, passed away...

The NonTraditional Life: Fashion advice from a fish

The NonTraditional Life: Fashion advice from a fish

Al Fairchild, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2011


Filed under The Non-traditional Life

I’m interning for Professor Karl Elder in the writing department, doing some of the legwork for the Great Lakes Writer’s Festival in November. One of my jobs is to order the T-shirts that will be sold during the event. I asked Karl about ordering them with pockets this year and his response was that...

No construction surprises

September 15, 2011


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Whether it’s forced you to drive into campus on Reineking or enter WAK through the basement, the construction at Lakeland has been impossible not to notice. And that’s okay. To paraphrase Senior Vice President for Administration Dan Eck, who’s managed the project since it started, most at Lakeland...

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